Ipswich score 113 points without reply at the ‘House of Pain’
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Welcome to the House of Pain.
Those were the sentiments of Ipswich Rugby Club captain Chris Blom after his side dished out a 113-0 mauling of Lowestoft & Yarmouth on Saturday, to produce a record score at Humber Doucy Lane.
Ipswich outfit ran in an astonishing 17 tries as their shell-shocked London 2 North opponents were put to the sword by the table-toppers.
Currently unbeaten, Ipswich are targeting a place in the higher echelons of the rugby pyramid and long-serving skipper Chris Blom insists the team’s ambitions are to match the standard set by National League newcomers Bury St Edmunds.
“We have established Humber Doucy Lane as a fortress, a place where teams will come and be punished, and on Saturday we made Lowestoft aware that our home ground is a house of pain,” said the South African.
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“We have established a three-year plan and we finished joint-second last season. We knew that this year was our year to challenge. We have some quality players at the club and we believe in each other.
“I don’t believe we belong in this league and we have set the standard now. Why can’t we aim for a higher league? We have got lots of good young players coming through, we have a good structure and, like Bury, we are trying to create that brotherhood amongst the players.”
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Blom’s compatriot Corne Els scored a staggering 38 points while former Ipswich School pupil Simon Uzokwe was in unstoppable form, scoring five tries in the romp which was testament to the efforts of the team in recent weeks.
“It was a good day at the office,” added Blom.
“The boys have been training really hard and the conditions were excellent. We are a good passing and running team and it was a good day to implement our game plan.”
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